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I am experiencing lower back pain around the dimple region. How to treat this?

I am experiencing lower back pain around the dimple region. How to treat this?

Medication or: Injection of steroids. This problem usually related to local inflammation of the soft tissue or the fat in that area. (anti-inflammatory). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Experiencing lower back pain, is pain in the buttocks region typical?

Experiencing lower back pain, is pain in the buttocks region typical?

Yes: This is what is known as referred pain similar to when one may experience with a heart attack and the pain can go to the left arm even though the problem is in the heart. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back pain and now pain in my lower pelvic region. Could this be pregnancy?

I am experiencing lower back pain and now pain in my lower pelvic region. Could this be pregnancy?

Am i pregnant?: It could be. You can do a urine test that you can obtain from the drug store yourself. If you are having pain, go and see a health care practitioner who can examine you and order testing to properly diagnose the pain. ...Read more

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I have serious lower back pain. Had an MRI and it showed retro lethesis of the L4/L5 region and a 3mmm bugling disk in the L2/L3 region. ?

I have serious lower back pain. Had an MRI and it showed retro lethesis of the L4/L5 region and a 3mmm bugling disk in the L2/L3 region. ?

See a pain doctor: Fortunately, most cases of lower back pain do get better with a appropriate treatment plan. I would advise you to consult with your primary care doctor first to see if you need to see a spine surgeon or a pain specialist. ...Read more

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I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

Arthritis vs sciatic: get X-rays of hip/low back then mdi to show tissue/joint or lumbar disc protrusion. get labs to check for low iron levels , if resultless legs. never smoke which degenerates bones/joints plus cancer. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain (Standing & Sitting) & extreme difficulty squatting or spreading legs open due to extreme pain @ inner thighs Saddle region. ?

Get checked !: Your pain may be simply due to low back muscle strain. But your mention of pain in the inner thighs and saddle region suggests a more serious condition called cauda equina syndrome. Not knowing your history, I can't give more detailed information personalized to you, but I strongly recommend you report to your doctor as soon as possible, and go to emergency immediately if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant.Have severe lower back pain in gluteal region similar to scistica.can I use bengay since it relieves pain.is it safe to use now?

Back pain: Back pain related to pregnancy is common due to laxity of the pelvic ligaments. Try using a pillow between your legs when sleeping, back exercises, maternal massage (ok after first trimester), and ice to the low back. Discuss using BenGay with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and have had extreme lower back pain and pressure along with stabbing pain in pelvic region. Anything I can do to help?

35 weeks pregnant and have had extreme lower back pain and pressure along with stabbing pain in pelvic region. Anything I can do to help?

SIJ Belt: Pregnant with back & pelvic pain seeks relief. During pregnancy an hormone, Relaxin, is released & which loosens pelvic ligaments, oft leading to sacroiliac joint hypermobility & pelvic/low back pain from ligament stretch. A partial solution is a sacroiliac joint belt, which has been shown by Dr Andry Vleeming & associates to stabilize this joint and thereby ameliorate pain during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, i also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, i also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

Nerve, bone or joint: There can be a lot of considerations You need to discuss with your physician. This may not be serious but it needs evaluation. First a history and physical. Then lab and imaging of back and abdomen After these initial tests then new decisions will be made. ...Read more

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Experiencing lower abdomen pain, lower back pain, on my right side & missed period. also just discovered a cyst on my right lower neck region. Related?

Experiencing lower abdomen pain, lower back pain, on my right side & missed period. also just discovered a cyst on my right lower neck region. Related?

Probably not.: However, a missed period with lower abdominal pain may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy in the Fallopian tube instead of in the uterus. You should be checked out, especially if the pain is getting worse - then you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How to help with chronic lumbar back pain without any prior injury?

How to help with chronic lumbar back pain without any prior injury?

Back exercises: Start with a back exercise program called "williams flexion exercises". A physical therapist can help you with this and can also apply different modalities of therapy. An evaluation by an orthopaedist will help determine the cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Is continued back pain common after a lumbar fusion?

Yes: I do not know what your other symptoms were, but when it comes to pain back surgery does not always resolve the issue. Be diligent with your physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do you manage back pain after a broken lumbar area?

How do you manage back pain after a broken lumbar area?

Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others. ...Read more

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I have an extra lumbar vertebra. Could that be the cause of my back pain?

Yes: While you were developing, you had a congenital difference from your colleagues in the homo sapien world. Though this does not typically lead to issues, the back is a very fickle structure, and occasionally it can lead to back difficulties. This is not always a given though. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more